Roy Belton a white former telephone company worker took a rid... ... middle of paper ... ...sa” (60). The commission of Tulsa has been working since 1997 to create a better picture of the violence that led to the destruction the city’s black business district. The magazine the Jet report, “that the commissioners recommended restitution ranging from a memorial and scholarships to direct payments to survivors and their descendants” (9). There is also been a controversy about the number of deaths during the Tulsa race riot. In 1999 historians came to Tulsa trying to find the correct number of deaths.
(McVeigh) Martins death brought light to what was happening in today's world and was the spark for the Black Lives Matter Movement just like Emmett Till’s Death for the Civil Rights Movement. The modern Era movement was brought into full swing with the death of Michael Brown. Michael Brown was an 18 year old unarmed African American that was killed by a white Police officer in Ferguson,Missouri in 2014. Brown’s Death jolted america awake of the happenings of police brutality against black lives. Brown was shot twice in the head and four times in the arm.
In 2015, the headlines of most newspapers and magazines have been about civil rights controversies and concerns. A prominent organization affiliated with these civil rights issues is Black Lives Matter. Also known as BLM, Black Lives Matter was founded in the summer of 2013 and stimulated by the shooting of a black suspect, Trayvon Martin, by a white neighborhood watch, George Zimmerman. BLM uses social media to campaign against violence toward African-Americans. Protests are frequently arranged around inequality, racial profiling, and the killings of black people by law enforcement by the United States criminal justice system.
History reports that as many as 300,000 people traveled to participate in the march and that observers estimated 75% - 80% of the marchers were black. The march was one of the largest political non-violent protests for human rights in the United States history. Not only was it one of the largest, it was one of the most powerful movements by an African-American society. The reason it was one of the most powerful is because it moved the African-American society in voting rights and also pulled us closer together as one. As a result of the Job and Freedom March, President Kennedy was forced to recognize the injustices that African-Americans faced and therefore the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was
Which means that their needs to be someone around to be able to witness these cases. "Black Lives Matter has harnessed the black community 's rage and demanded that we as a country not let the dead fade from view." This connects to the topic discussing black lives matter and how so many young innocent lives are being lost. This quote is saying let’s remember what 's happening to our boys but let 's not forget. Never forget those young innocent lives, That are being lost to these terrible acts of
#BlackLivesMatter The Black Lives Matter movement was a movement that started after the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. This twitter hashtag turned into a massive movement that has opened up America’s eyes and has given us evidence for all the things that African Americans have been through for centuries. Now that everyone has a camera phone and some form of social media we are able to get these incidents on video and the world can know in seconds. It started off as a hashtag to get justice for the death of Trayvon Martin but has slowly progressed into protests and marches to get justice for all African Americans and the injustices we face. There are a lot of mixed options on this movement.
Millions March NYC has hosted several smaller marches and protests after the first march. The direct goals for this march were to exercise the right to protest and express emotions, let the world know that Black lives do matter, demand justice for the victims of an abuse of power, and to promote the idea that the people can impact change within their community. The organizer’s immediate demands were for the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer responsible for the chokehold arrest and death of Eric Garner, an independent prosecutor’s office for police misconduct, release of the names of officers involved in fatal incidents within
"This is not a moment, but a movement," (blacklivesmatter.com). Black Lives Matter is a multinational activist movement that began in the African-American communities of the United States of America. The Black Lives Matter Movement protests against the planned violence and racism that oppresses black communities across the United States of America and in other countries. Black Lives Matter started in 2012 after the state of chaos caused by the Trayvon Martin case. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Benjamin Martin, in Sanford, Florida.
Zimmerman was found not guilty in a court of law, and Martin ended up becoming tried by his actions posthumously without any justification (Black Lives Matter, n.d.). Because of this injustice, BLM was created to show the senseless acts of people of the community and members of the law enforcement community towards the African American community. BLM was created and formed by three strong willed females Alizia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. They formed this community and movement in order to show the suppression and the deadly oppression
Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters Watching the new in the last 4 years, one will see that racial tension in America is rising. As of 2016, in America four black men are killed by police for every white man of the same cause, when population is taken into account (NPR). The rise in awareness about police brutality has lead to the formation of movements against it. The most well-known of these is Black Lives Matter, a group whose goal is to improve the lives of black people in America. This organization sparked the creation of two other groups; All Lives Matter (ALM), who believe that Black Lives Matter (BLM) doesn’t stand for complete equality, and Blue Lives Matter, who support police officers.